Yes, you can. The best way to help your baby learn to sit behind your baby or surround him with nice soft cushions or a soft surface so when your baby topples over (which he will, and it looks so sweet!) they won’t hit any sharp surface or get trapped.
Always supervise your baby when they are learning to sit up unaided as they can collapse and be trapped in uncomfortable and potentially dangerous positions.
“Tummy time” games will help your baby develop his back and neck muscles generally.
Sitting up is one of the milestones between lying down and starting to be able to balance, pull up and cruise so it’s part of the journey. When you baby can sit up unaided it means his muscle strength is growing and his fine balancing coordination is developing, which is all needed before he can crawl, cruise or walk. From a sitting position, your baby will probably learn to reach forward and support himself on his arms. As his arms and necks gain strength, he can support himself in this position for a while. From this position, all it takes is him to push off with his legs and he’s crawling. However, this is easier said than done and your baby will have to go through the frustrating stage of getting stuck in a crawl position either unable to move or going backwards!
Babies develop so quickly you need to be safety proofing your house ahead of them hitting developmental milestones. So you need to safety proof your house really from the time your baby is about 12 weeks old and trying to roll over. You’d be surprised how far and quickly your baby can roll about – even before he can sit or crawl!
If your baby isn’t sitting up by around 8 months, then it’s worth getting him checked over by your family doctor. It’s probably nothing to worry about but in rare cases, it can be a sign of a developmental problem. Of course, if your baby was born premature, you may expect them to sit up unaided later than their full-term peers.